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  • Housekeeping note

    November 10, 2019 by

    Hello! I’m in the process of transferring older work from another site to this one, and will be adding some new work soon. Things will be a bit spare for a few weeks but work is underway. You can find bite-sized bits of my thoughts on my Twitter account.

  • Noir City: Day 4

    February 21, 2020 by

    Day 4 was kind of a grab bag, with films from multiple countries. We chose two films that featured very famous stars in early roles. A Woman’s Face: From 1938, this film features Ingrid Bergman before she went to Hollywood. Already a star in Sweden, she wanted the opportunity to play a less-glamorous role and… Read more

  • Noir City: Day 3

    February 20, 2020 by

    Day 3 was all Japanese 1960s gangster films that also crossed over into noir. I have a long-standing love for Japanese gangster/detective films generally; there is something about the style of these, the way they break the conventions of Japanese propriety while still exploring Japanese mores, that I find extremely compelling. So three of these… Read more

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